|Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES), AC/DC and METALLICA have recently signed custom Ernie Ball Axis Super Sport guitars to benefit pediatric kidney research at the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. Each guitar will be auctioned through eBay where all proceeds will be donated to the Casey Lee Ball Foundation. Currently the world's largest private pediatric kidney foundation, the Casey Lee Ball Foundation will continue to offer autographed guitars throughout the year at this location.
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Velvet Revolver, SECC, Glasgow (theherald.co.uk)
On much music (a Canadian music channel), they did a countdown of the year's top rock videos and VR's "Fall To Pieces" was at #2. The show was called "much holiday wrap".
The new issue of the Nightrain fanzine is out now:
Issue 14 features 46 pages packed full of GN'R content. Some of the highlights include: photos & stories of fans meeting band members, Velvet Revolver live: gig reviews & photos, Tommy Stinson interview & live review, fan debates about VR & GN'R/Chinese Democracy, GN'R & Ex-GN'R news, and as always: lots of fans opinion, letters, artwork, reviews, merchandise/penpal/trading addresses...etc.
Issue 14 costs:
UK - £2
Europe & Eire - 4€
Rest Of World - 5 US$
More details about the fanzine (content info, ordering details, reviews, photos...etc) can be found at www.nightrain.best.cd